Top News in 2012

Top News in 2012

Jan: Dutra Group Acquires Hopper Dredger “Stuyvesant”

The Dutra Group has announced that it has added a hopper dredge, the Stuyvesant, to its fleet of dredges, marking an historic day in the company’s history.


Feb: DEME Nabs Wheatstone LNG Dredging Deal

Dredging International (Australia) Pty Ltd, member of the DEME Group, has been awarded a contract to dredge the approach channel, the manoeuvring area and the berths for the Chevron’s new Wheatstone liquefied natural gas (LNG) project nearby the town of Onslow, located along the Australian north-west coast.


Mar: MSC Fabiola Arrives at Port of Oakland

The Port of Oakland welcomes the largest containership ever to call any seaport in North America. The MSC Fabiola is a 12,562 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent-unit) vessel; an average container equals two TEUs.


Apr: Boskalis Nabs Offshore Project for Ichthys

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has received a letter of award from Saipem in relation to the offshore project for the Ichthys gas export pipeline development near Darwin, Northern Australia.


May: DEME Launches “Ambiorix”

Yesterday, the self-propelled cutter suction dredger ‘Ambiorix’ was named in the port of Rotterdam by Mrs. Marie-Claire van Haaren-Donnet, spouse of the late Paul van Haaren, managing director of Ackermans & van Haaren until 1981.


Jun: Van Oord Nabs Ichthys Dredging Contract

Van Oord has been awarded a significant dredging contract in Darwin Harbour, Northern Territory, Australia.


Jul: IHC Merwede Launches CSD ARTEMIS for Van Oord

Yesterday, IHC Merwede has successfully named and launched the self-propelled cutter suction dredger, ARTEMIS, at its shipyard in Sliedrecht, The Netherlands.


Aug: New Contracts for Jan De Nul in Australia, Russia and Canada

New projects with a total value of more than 500 million Euros were added to the order book of Jan De Nul Group during the past month.


Sep: World’s Largest Backhoe Dredger Launched

IHC Merwede has successfully launched the largest backhoe dredger in the world on 31 August 2012.


Oct: Ravestein to Build Dredger for Jan De Nul

Ravestein B.V. has been awarded the contract for the design and construction of a backhoe dredger type Ravestein 900B for Jan De Nul Group.


Nov: DEME Names CSD “Amazone”

Today, the new heavy-duty cutter suction dredger (CSD) ‘Amazone’, was named at Marina Bay Cruise Centre in Singapore by Mrs. Monique Marcourt, spouse of Mr. Jean-Claude Marcourt, Vice-president and Minister for Economy, SME’s, Foreign Trade and new Technologies of the Walloon Government.


Dec: Van Oord Wins Capital Dredging Project in Indonesia

Van Oord has been awarded a contract by PT PP (Persero) TBK for deepening the port and reclaiming land for a new terminal area in Tanjung Priok, Jakarta, the largest container port in Indonesia.





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